Eczema+ Foaming Oil Body Wash
Skinfix Eczema+ Foaming Oil Body Wash (formerly known as ) offers a soothing way to get skin clean while minimizing disruption to its barrier… a plus for anyone with eczema or sensitive skin.
Housed in a plastic bottle with pump dispenser, Eczema+ Foaming Oil Body Wash has a runny gel texture. The gel forms a light lather as it’s mixed with water, and rinses completely clean. The residue-free rinsing differs from the original version of this body wash that left a light layer of conditioning oils on skin. We’re a bit surprised Skinfix didn’t opt for a more moisturizing formula with this newer version, but we’re happy to report it still offers gentle cleansing without drying skin out.
Eczema+ Foaming Oil Body Wash’s mild cleansing agents are paired with soothing extracts and oils to round out the formula’s skin-comforting effect. Even though their contact with skin is minimal, any amount of relief is a step in the right direction for eczema-prone or sensitive skin.
Considering how surprisingly difficult it is to find a good, truly gentle body wash, Eczema+ Foaming Oil Body Wash earns our top recommendation.
Note: The rosemary extract this contains may have a fragrant component depending on which part of the plant was used and how it was extracted. However, we could not detect its scent and are not concerned about its potential to irritate skin—especially in the amount included in this product (and considering that it will be rinsed off).
- Gently cleanses without drying skin out.
- Contains soothing ingredients to aid in comforting relief.
- Fragrance free.
This skin-softening formula uses coconut cleansers to gently cleanse without stripping. Aloe vera juice and a blend of jojoba, sunflower, and apricot kernel oils hydrate, and soothe dry, irritated skin.
Canadian-based Skinfix is part of a growing number of skincare brands targeting a particular niche. Instead of trying to solve every skincare issue out there, it has a very specific target audience; in this case, its people who have chronically dry, sensitive skin thats prone to issues like eczema and contact dermatitis.
The brands site begins, as many do, with an origin story that relates the tale of Thomas Dixon, who crafted his own healing ointment for dry and cracked skin in England back in the 1850s. The formula was passed down for generations, and the Dixon family continued to make it after they moved to Nova Scotia decades later, where they eventually sold it in pharmacies. Skinfix as a brand didnt come into being until 2006, when Dixons great-great-great granddaughter decided to make the concept into a skincare company, with the focus remaining on treating chronic skin issues and very dry skin.
For the most part, Skinfix gets it right. The majority of its products are fragrance-free and contain beneficial plant oils, skin-identical ingredients, and anti-irritants in rich, thick balms that will serve to soothe and treat cracked, dry skin. The line also includes gentle cleansers that are mild enough even for use on babies and children, whose skin is still developing.
In fact, the only misstep is the inclusion in a handful of products of fragrant tree resins (such as balsam tolu and benzoin) that could irritate very sensitive skin. They arent in large amounts in any of those formulas, and those with normal skin should have no issues with them, but for the sensitive skin they are designed for, they are not ideal.
Aside from this, Skinfix is a promising brand, with many products we recommend. The brand is available in the United States at Target, C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries, and diapers.com.
Strengths: Mostly gentle, effective formulas to treat dry, sensitive, or eczema-prone skin; packaging keeps ingredients stable; most products are fragrance-free.
Weaknesses: Some products contain tree resins that could potentially irritate sensitive skin.
For more information, visit www.skinfixinc.com or call 1-866-92-PASTE.
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